We have decided to do some serious travelling this year and have just booked a fortnight in Egypt, lazing about on the Sinai Red Sea coast before taking the Nile cruise and then spending a couple of days in Cairo. We have also booked 4 weeks in October near San Diego, California, on a Rotary house swap. We will be on an avocado orchard when not sight-seeing. Ken and Liz from Pinner will be coming with us for the first part of the journey, flying to San Francisco and then driving down through L.A. to Ocean View. We may get to go to Tijuana as well if we have time.
On the 15th, it was Norman’s Mum’s birthday (89) and we went down to Clacton to celebrate. It was good to see Jan and Ron again. The next day it was back home to see the local amateur dramatics society put on the Flower Drum Song which went down very well.
Our neighbour across the road, Mr Dods, died this month. He was 94 and was a real neighbour in the true sense of the word. He used to look after our garden for a long time until it got too much for him but he still took our rubbish bin out for the collectors every week but recently had to stop that as well. It is lucky that the Dods family is big and supportive as Mrs. Dods (almost the same age) is now on her own and very frail.
On the 26th we drove to London to see La Boheme at the Royal Albert Hall. We took Christopher for lunch and made a very pleasant day out. With the disabled badge in the car we were able to park right outside the hall and only had a 20 metre walk to the entrance.
I am packing up the clerkship of the Town and Manor (http://www.hungerford.uk.net/history.php) as I have been doing it for too long. Sylvia will make a great job of it, I am sure. It will leave me more time to travel, and I Like that.